ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

What's New

Category: Video
The Paul Kane Project

A collaboration between the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, and Queen's University, Kingston, this research project has photographed in the infrared spectrum the Paul Kane collection of oil paintings housed at the ROM.

Video produced by Michael Fergusson, MA candidate, Queen's University Department of Classics.

Category: Exhibition
Portrait of the elderly Master Jing

Portraits of the finest quality from the ROM’s Chinese collection

Category: Blog Post

Senior Preparator, Bob Walsh was asked to give a talk on his specialty, exhibit lighting design, by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.